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2021/04/20 | TNL Staff

How Bad Is Taiwan’s Drought?

Most reservoirs in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli are less than 15% full. Several in central Taiwan are less than 10% full.

2021/04/02 | TNL Staff

Most Fatal Train Accident in 40 Years in Taiwan

The train, a Taroko Express Train No. 408 departing from Shulin in New Taipei City bound for Taitung on Taiwan’s east coast, derailed in the Daqingshui tunnel at around 9:35 a.m. 50 passengers have been reported dead, and 146 have been hospitalized.

2021/01/27 | TNL Staff

Siri Is Learning Taiwanese

Apple is hiring an engineer to program Siri to “speak” Taiwanese.

2021/03/06 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Health Minister Lowers Expectations on Vaccine Passports

Taiwan’s health minister suggests that the government is not easing restrictions by rolling out vaccine passports any time soon.

2021/04/04 | TNL Staff

Can Godzilla and Kong Fight on the Ever Given?

Can a fight between Godzilla and King Kong take place on the Ever Given?

2021/05/25 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Extended Until June 14

Taiwan's nationwide Level 3 alert for Covid-19 has been extended to June 14.

2021/04/12 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Expands Vaccine Eligibility

Taiwan expanded the access of Covid-19 vaccines to government officials and workers involved in disease prevention, as well as non-medical workers who are highly likely to be exposed to the coronavirus.

2021/02/26 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Secures 20 Million Vaccine Doses, First To Arrive This Quarter

In an update on Taiwan's procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, Taiwan’s Premier Su Tseng-chang defended Taiwan's late rollout.

2021/05/31 | TNL Staff

‘The Pandemic is Ebbing:’ Taiwan’s Health Minister

Taiwan's recent outbreak of Covid-19 is slowly coming under control, with the reproduction number for the virus steadily declining, health officials say.

2021/05/19 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Level 3 Covid-19 Alert Expanded Nationwide

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said the alert for the entire country will be in place until next Friday.

2021/05/31 | TNL Staff

Taiwan Approves up to NT$840 Billion for Covid Relief

Middle and low-income households are eligible for subsidies, along with workers in certain industries. Migrant workers and other non-citizen residents, however, are not explicitly included for relief in the measures made public today.

2021/04/28 | TNL Staff

Three Locally Acquired Covid-19 Cases, International School Closes for Week

Three domestically acquired cases of Covid-19 have led to a school closure in New Taipei City and the partial closure of a school in Taoyuan.

2021/01/11 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Population Shrinks for the First Time

Taiwan’s population declined for the first time in 2020, as the country struggles with one of the lowest birth rates across the world.

2021/04/19 | TNL Staff

Fire Breaks Out at Taipei Q Square Shopping Mall

The latest reports from Apple Daily state that the fire originated in the Palais de Chine Hotel.

2021/06/22 | TNL Staff

Taiwan’s Covid-19 Vaccination Tracker

See how vaccinations are going in your city or county in Taiwan

2021/03/08 | TNL Staff

Reports: Taiwan, Palau To Set up Covid-19 ‘Travel Bubble’

Local media has reported that a Taiwan-Palau travel bubble could be open as early as next week.

2021/03/30 | TNL Staff

How Big Is the Container Ship That Blocked the Suez Canal for Nearly a Week?

The Ever Given is is one of the largest container ships in operation. But how big it exactly is?